What is Chirality

The right ingredients…or maybe the left?

Most natural substances are produced in more than one form. These forms differ from each other not only in structure and shape, but in activity and effectiveness as well. Most compounds have two asymmetrical forms designated as left (L for Levo) or right (D for Dextro).

This asymmetry is termed chirality.

Incorporation of organic compounds in cosmetic products requires careful selection of these ingredients. Ingredients that are either (L) or (D) may not absorb into skin at the same rate and may have lower effectiveness.

Therefore it is important to recognize and select the chirally correct forms when formulating a cosmetic product.

BIOPEPTIX® cosmeceuticals utilizes the ingredients in their correct left (L) or right (D) form in all cosmetic formulations to assure optimal absorption and effectiveness.